What does your username mean? - page 30

Lets do something fun! Everybody on allnurses.com has a very interesting and unique username. What is the back story of your username? Mine is just like it states, "Life's a Journey!"... Read More

  1. Visit  whyBanurse? profile page
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    To constantly reiterate all the reasons I became a nurse and still am one after 28 years of hard labor.
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  3. Visit  aeris99 profile page
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    My favorite character from Final Fantasy 7 plus my lucky number
  4. Visit  RNOTODAY profile page
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    I am an RN, but can it just not be today???
    Christy1019 likes this.
  5. Visit  Sassenach profile page
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    A term of endermeant in my favorite novel Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
  6. Visit  swtngl profile page
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    Mine is sweet angel. It's corny, I know. I have been using this username for so long so I just use it.
  7. Visit  GrumpyRN profile page
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    Quote from Sassenach
    A term of endermeant in my favorite novel Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
    Hi Sassenach, sorry to disappoint, but "Sassenach" is a disparaging name for an English person used by people from Scotland.

    Urban Dictionary: sassenach

    My user name is purely because I am getting older and less tolerant and have now managed to create a persona where I can moan and groan and no-one really takes me seriously.
    angikat and Esme12 like this.
  8. Visit  aeris99 profile page
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    Quote from GrumpyRN
    Hi Sassenach, sorry to disappoint, but "Sassenach" is a disparaging name for an English person used by
    If you've read the books it takes on a new meaning. Have to say I love that series!
  9. Visit  BlueRidgeModonda profile page
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    BlueRidge (current regional location)
    Modonda (my favorite mispronunciation, actually SLAUGHTERING, of my given name.)
    LadyFree28, Esme12, and AmyRN303 like this.
  10. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from aeris99
    If you've read the books it takes on a new meaning. Have to say I love that series!
    It becomes and affectionate nick name but they first thought of Claire as a
    "Sassenach", an Outlander, an outsider ignorant of Scottish Highland culture and one of the generally hated English as well. She begins to earn their respect with her work as a healer, though some think her a witch.
    and eventually grow fond of her an use it more like a term of endearment.
  11. Visit  babybums profile page
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    I work in NICU and there's nothing cuter than a babies bum!
  12. Visit  GrumpyRN profile page
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    Quote from aeris99
    If you've read the books it takes on a new meaning. Have to say I love that series!
    Hi all, I had a look at the synopsis of the books, titled 'Cross Stitch' over here. Far too much chick lit for my tastes. From what I can gather it seems to be that this is a depiction of Scotland as accurate as Braveheart or Brigadoon.

    The name is disparaging and was used throughout my childhood as an insult.
    An English person in Scotland could use the name as a self deprecating introduction as in, "oh I'm a sassenach".

    Quote from Esme12
    It becomes and affectionate nick name but they first thought of Claire as a....... and eventually grow fond of her an use it more like a term of endearment.
    Much as I call my wife (of 40 years) an old bat.

    Actually, just thought of a more relevant idiom; Americans call us Limeys - can be an insult or a nickname.
  13. Visit  RNblond profile page
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    My gifted daughter is a natural blond(now 45)still blond.Speaking to college recruiter,"Oh dear you can't go to main campus unless you have AP classes" Not "Did you have AP?' Been fighting MEAN dumb blond jokes since by showing that smart blonds become RNs
    yaghoob_nurse and VampyrSlayer like this.
  14. Visit  GrumpyRN profile page
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    Slightly off topic but I thought you might be interested in this;

    Hope new TV series could be Scotland’s own Game of Thrones - Fife / Local / News / The Courier

    Will be shown in US next month. Hope the accents are a bit more authentic.

    ps. I still will not watch it when it is shown in UK.


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